Regional Kennel Highlighted as 'Successful Grant Project'
MA OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE DEVELOPS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
The Community Innovation Challenge grant program has issued millions of dollars over the years to encourage towns to creatively find ways to offer services more cheaply and efficiently. The Sheriff's Office, with the help of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), secured $19,900 of that money to set up the Franklin County Regional Shelter.
According to ANF Program Manager Tim Dodd, "The kennel project is an incredible example of a true community effort that is a partnership between the FRCOG, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, 16 cities and towns, and many volunteers and community groups."
The video was filmed on-site earlier this week and also featured interviews with Sheriff Chris Donelan and Shelter Director Leslee Colucci. The video will be shown at the 2014 recipients' announcement in January, available on the ANF website, and emailed to media outlets from across the Commonwealth.